Originally Posted by Macslady
These horses are easy keepers. My friends and I call them "air ferns". All of ours look a bit fluffy even when we ride them a lot. You will also notice they are great barefoot horses with really tough hooves.
A little white eye the first day is to be expected, but she acted like she should, listening to you, shows the training she has had. Have fun getting to know each other.
For some weird reason, all the horses I get are easy keepers...some easier than others!! My husband's OTTB is a really, really hard keeper. Sometimes I dream about just having normal horses...or at least 2 that are the same. We shovel food to one and ration it out to the other. I am using that excuse for myself: I'm an easy keeper, always have been and it's too late to change now! It took me almost 65 years to accumulate all these curves and now they just don't want to leave me! LOL
I'm actually pretty happy that she's going into the winter in a new place with extra weight. It will get cold, we'll be riding. She'll certainly be getting more exercise than she got standing in a pasture 24/7. I'm thinking by next Spring, she should be looking good with more muscle and less fat.